MEMORIAL DAY: NASCAR’S JEFF EARNHARDT AND VETS ORG PARTNER TO SUPPORT CHILDREN OF FALLEN HEROES
Nine Line Apparel and Jeffrey Earnhardt start fundraising initiative to support sons and daughters of fallen soldiers
SAVANNAH, GA - Veteran-owned Nine Line Apparel and 4th generation NASCAR driver Jeffrey Earnhardt have started a joint fundraising campaign for the children of fallen U.S. service members. Proceeds from the campaign will be donated to the Angels of America’s Fallenorganization. To honor the fallen and their loved ones, Earnhardt and Nine Line CEO Army (ret.) CPT Tyler Merritt will present the check to the organization Memorial Day Weekend at one of NASCAR’s premier events - the Coca Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“I’m excited to be partnered with Nine Line Apparel to salute our veterans and the active duty military that serve our great country,” said Jeffrey Earnhardt. “Nine Line is an incredible organization that’s owned and operated by Veterans. They are everything I want to be associated with and I’m honored by this relationship.”
"The support from Nine Line Apparel will be tremendous in helping us stand by the children of our fallen heroes during their most crucial formative years,” said Joe Lewis, Founder and CEO of Angels of America’s Fallen. “All funds raised will go directly to empowering very deserving children in sports, music, and arts as positive outlets for their grief. Our mission is to engage them all year, every year, all the way through 18 years old, and we couldn’t do it without the support of patriots.”
Nine Line first came into contact with Angels of America’s Fallen after the company lost one of its own employees, an Army veteran, to the 22 a day veteran suicide epidemic. In lieu of flowers, his widow requested donations be made to the nonprofit organization, whose goal is to support the children of those lost due to military service - whether in combat as a result of injuries, or suicide related to PTSD.
“This is the first step in an exciting new partnership with Jeffrey’s team,” said CPT Tyler Merritt. “Our goal is to support an incredible nonprofit organization that honors the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. By partnering on this initiative, we’re joining forces so that we can raise as much funds and awareness as possible.”
The campaign will be funded via a Nine Line Apparel t-shirt campaign. All purchases of Nine Line’s “Remember the Fallen” design will go towards the fundraising efforts. Shirts will be available via the Nine Line website from Wednesday, April 25th through Wednesday, May 9th.
WHO: Nine Line Apparel and Jeffrey Earnhardt
WHAT: Coca Cola 600
WHERE: Charlotte Motor Speedway - 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027
WHEN: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Founded in 2012 by two Army Captains, Nine Line Apparel is a patriotic lifestyle brand based out of Savannah, Georgia. Nine Line is known for their patriotic designs, and as a give-back organization that supports our nation’s veterans and first responders through the Nine Line Foundation and other non-profit initiatives. To learn more, visit ninelineapparel.com.